Our Patagonia trip exceeded our expectations!
Patagonia | Nov 20 - Dec 2, 2023

Ellen S.
Depew, NY | Reviewed on Dec 06, 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed our Patagonia trip in Chile and Argentina. Planning it beforehand was such a positive experience because Erin and Nara's responses were immediate and their advice so helpful. They were exceptional. There were many logistics on this trip because of the vastness of Patagonia and everything went very smoothly. Our activities and locations were nicely varied and we had a really good balance of scheduled and free time. Valparaiso was such an interesting city - we loved the street art, the Hotel Fauna and especially our Chilean cooking class with Sebastian. One of the best days was the trip to Estancia La Peninsula outside Puerto Natales. There was horseback riding, barbeque, sheep sheering and just general good cheer - such a blast. Yurt "camping" at Patagonia Camp in Torres del Paine was a super high point. Our hikes were stunning, the facility beautiful and the staff superb. We were sad to leave. In El Calafate in Argentina, we liked the dining - great restaurants and food - and also the Hotel Kosten Aike. Seeing the Perito Moreno glacier so close was remarkable - a worthwhile day trip. Our day trip to Upsala Glacier and Estancia Cristina was OK but not outstanding - the weather was partially to blame for that. Overall, we were blown away by the beauty of Patagonia and appreciative of the great planning through Kimkim. It is a trip we will remember forever.

Local specialist: Erin Wiley
Erin Wiley
Local specialist in Puerto Natales, Chile | Replied on Dec 06, 2023

Thank you so much Ellen for your thoughtful and detailed feedback! I will be sure to let Seba know that you enjoyed the experience in Valparaiso as a highlight, he is such a fantastic and passionate guide.

It was so great to meet you and Richard here in Puerto Natales and wishing you two the very best!

Anyone who plans a future trip for Ellen is very lucky, her kindness is palpable (even via digital chat), and communication and ability to understand the dynamic quirks of the travel industry notable.